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Childhood Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dissociation.
I have already written posts explaining the connection between childhood trauma and BPD. An important symptom of BPD is DISSOCIATION, which this post will examine in greater detail. Dissociation is generally considered to be a COPING MECHANISM in response to severe trauma or stress. The phenomenon of dissociation can involve feeling disconnected from one’s emotions, one’s… Continue reading
Today I did my BPD Group. The topic was Dissociation in Borderline Personality Disorder. People with BPD may experience dissociation under extreme stress. It may feel like everything is a dream. I’ve only experience something like it once. My daughter was just a baby and I woke up to check on her. A few minutes later, I thought I just dreamed it, so I checked on her again. And then again. I started freaking out so I woke my husband up.
I don’t even remember how I got to the hospital. I talked to the doctor for a few minutes then told him that it would feel like a dream in a few minutes. Which it did. But I knew it wasn’t. He told me that my brain was still half asleep and to just go home and go back to bed and everything would be better in the morning. I got home and went back to bed.
The next day, everything was fine. It was the weirdest sensation I’ve ever had. I’ve never experienced anything like it before or since.
Next month, I’m doing my out-of-town group on the topic of Mindfulness. I’m gonna have some grounding exercises to help with dissociation. I’ll try to find some posts on the subject to share here.
Have you ever dissociated? What helps you? Please share, if you feel comfortable. Till next time,
Sometimes, under extreme stress, people with Borderline Personality Disorder may dissociate. Kati Morton explains about Dissociation in this video:
Here are some helpful resources on dissociation:
Such a powerful statement, right? It’s pretty strong.
I hate the way I look.
I hate my weight.
I hate my personality.
I hate BPD.
I hate my high’s and lows.
I hate my extreme’s.
I hate not being able to relate.
I hate caring too much.
I hate being able to detach so easily.
I hate being able to attach so easily.
I’m just not happy with myself.
See, the issue with me telling anyone this, is that they don’t understand. They don’t understand what it’s like to actually hate yourself. They’d say, “You’re beautiful!” “Your weight is fine!” and then start thinking that I’m just craving attention or just fishing for compliments. I’m not.
It hurts. I can’t even begin to tell you. I’m just so disgusted with myself. I coloured my arm this morning because of that. Just pure hate towards myself. E-mailed my therapist, regarding our next appointment, and let…
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